Mark Hunt Explodes After Fabricio Werdum Replaces Him at UFC Fight Night in Sydney
Mark Hunt is irate after he was pulled from the main event at UFC Fight Night in Sydney, Australia on Nov. 19 and being replaced by former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum.
The UFC announced on Tuesday that Werdum was stepping into the headline spot to face Marcin Tybura on the card that will air live on FS1. Werdum just competed last weekend at UFC 216 where he earned a lightning quick submission over Walt Harris, who stepped into the fight following an injury to Derrick Lewis.
“Due to medical concerns, heavyweight contender Mark Hunt has been removed from his UFC Fight Night main event bout against Marcin Tybura on Nov. 19,” UFC officials said in a statement.
“Stepping in for Hunt against the No. 8-ranked Tybura at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia will be former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, who is coming off a 65-second submission win over Walt Harris last Saturday in Las Vegas. In Tybura, the Brazilian star will be facing a surging contender who has won three straight, most recently defeating Andrei Arlovski in June.”
The UFC didn’t explain any further what happened with Hunt, but the former title contender exploded in an Instagram post after the news broke while threatening legal action against the promotion.
“Dana White you piece of s–t mother f–er why you f—ers pull me from the fight, you getting another lawsuit,” Hunt Wrote. “You f–kwit you can kiss my ass you bald headed prick. You put that chicken s–t b–ch in. Get f–ked c–ksucker.”
Hunt is currently embroiled in a lawsuit against the promotion, UFC president Dana White and Brock Lesnar after the former heavyweight champion tested positive for a banned substance in a drug test that was actually administered ahead of their fight. Hunt filed the lawsuit but has still been competing regularly in the UFC since then.
Now it appears Hunt is angered again over being pulled from the UFC Fight Night card in Australia and he’s already threatening legal action.